:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (7-2017) ::
RBS 2017, 15(2): 205-212 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Physical Activity on Resilience, Subjective Well-being, and Work Engagement among Female Employees
مریم حبیبی وطن, مهوش نوربخش, پریوش نوربخش, شکوه نوابی‌نژاد
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Aim and Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 12-week physical activity on resiliency, subjective well-being, and work engagement among the female staff of Islamic Azad University. Methods and Materials: This semi-experimental research was carried out having pre- and post-test. The statistical population of this study consisted of 94 female staff of Parand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran; from whom, 72 person were purposively selected as samples and were randomly divided into experimental (n = 36) and control (n = 36) groups. The tools for gathering data were Konor and Davidson Resiliency Inventory, Schaufeli and Bakker Work Engagement Inventory, and Keyes and Magyar-Mae Subjective Well-Being Inventory. Data were analyzed via SPSS software, using one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Findings: Aerobic exercise significantly increased resiliency, subjective well-being, and work engagement among the subjects (P ˂ 0.05 for all). The dimensions of mental health were not equally affected by the practice. The effect size was obtained 0.63, 0.49, and 0.09 in resiliency, work engagement, and Subjective well-being, respectively. Conclusions: Based on our findings, it is recommended that managers should provide opportunities for their employees to participate in physical activity plans in order to increase their resilience, mental well-being, and work engagement. Under this condition, organizational managers can effectively benefit from their active and healthy human resources.
Keywords: Females, Employees, Physical activity, Resilience, Engagements, Well-being
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/02/8 | Accepted: 2017/07/15 | Published: 2017/07/15

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